Global data center fire detection and suppression market to grow at 4.5% CAGR during 2019-2025: Arizton
Published 15 January 2021
In 2020, calamities unarguably stole the spotlight. With every calamity, there seems to be business opportunities. One such area is fire detection and suppression. The global data center fire detection and suppression market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during the period 2019−2025, reports Arizton, a market research company.
Around $2 billion investments will be made on fire suppression systems during 2019-2025, the report added. Gaseous fire suppression systems dominate with few operators preferring water-mist suppression systems, as per Arizton’s report.
Among fire detection systems, intelligent detectors are becoming more popular due to lower false alarm chances. Around $750 million will be invested in fire detection and suppression systems across data centers in APAC during 2020-2025, according to the report.
Data center operators also prefer cross-zone detection when adopting a spot smoke detection system. Cross zone detection depends upon the activation of two alarms before subsequent action, such as the opening of a pre-action valve or clean agent discharge. This strategy also minimizes the potential for an unwarranted discharge of a fire suppression system, according to Arizton.
North America dominated the global data center fire detection and suppression systems market for other space and building level. US-based colocation and cloud service providers are building more data centers, boosting the investment in other space/building level fire & safety systems.
Key drivers for the market include the high demand for edge data centers, increased innovations in fire suppression systems, colocation investments boosting fire & safety infrastructure procurement, growth in hyperscale data center.
In addition, the increase in data center outage due to fire-based incidents reinforces the importance of procuring fire-based suppression systems by operator’s data centers. The market will continue to grow through the development of data center facilities worldwide.
The dependency of business over data center and internet exchange points has grown over the years with the demand for internet-based services increasing.
Thus, any type of unusual incidence such as fire can also lead to IT equipment damage and failure of services, which costs much higher than implementing a fire suppression system.